Peace process

In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class Jason Caldwell, assigned to the "Jolly Rogers" of Strike Fighter Squadron 103, observes sunrise on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln while transiting the Suez Canal in Egypt. The aircraft carrier and its strike group are deploying to the Persian Gulf on orders from the White House to respond to an unspecified threat from Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Smalley, U.S. Navy via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 12:44 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A top UAE diplomat says the coalition will "retaliate hard" over attacks on civilian targets after the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2001 file photo, Suhail Shaheen, then Deputy ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, gives an interview in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Taliban say the gap is narrowing in talks with Washington's special peace envoy over a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The two sides are continuing to meet in Qatar, where the insurgent movement maintains a political office. In a voice message sent Saturday, May 4, 2019, to The Associated Press, the Taliban spokesman in Doha says both sides have offered new proposals for drawing down U.S. and NATO forces. (AP Photo/Tariq Aziz, File)
May 04, 2019 - 5:09 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday said the gap is narrowing in talks with Washington's special peace envoy over a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. The two sides are continuing to meet in Qatar, where the insurgent movement maintains a political office. In a voice...
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Delegates attend the last day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 3, 2019. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's grand council ends with a call for peace talks, urges both sides to hammer out a cease fire and protect rights gained in the last 17 years. Ghani offers cease fire, says he will free 175 Taliban prisoners ahead of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
May 03, 2019 - 9:06 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan grand council convened by President Ashraf Ghani ended Friday with a resounding call for peace with the Taliban and a promise from the president to free 175 Taliban prisoners ahead of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month that starts next week. The council — known as...
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Jared Kushner, Senior Adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks during the TIME 100 Summit, in New York, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
May 02, 2019 - 8:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law acknowledged Thursday that it might not be a "smart money bet" to gamble on the success of the White House's long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace. But he insisted that it is a very detailed, fresh approach that hopefully...
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Delegates attend the first day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 29, 2019. Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani opened the Loya Jirga grand council on Monday with more than 3,200 prominent Afghans attending to seek an agreed common approach for future peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
April 29, 2019 - 5:32 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president opened a grand council on Monday of more than 3,200 Afghans seeking to agree on a common approach to peace talks with the Taliban, but the gathering may further aggravate divisions within the U.S.-backed government. President Ashraf Ghani hopes to...
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Afghan Security personnel arrive outside the Telecommunication Ministry during a gunfight with insurgents in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 20, 2019. A suicide blast rocked Afghanistan's capital Saturday during a gun battle with security forces, officials said, killing several people a day after hopes for all-encompassing peace talks collapsed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
April 25, 2019 - 9:07 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban ambushed a security convoy in western Afghanistan, killing nine policemen, and in Kabul, a would-be attacker died when a bomb he was trying to plant at a private university detonated prematurely, officials said Thursday. According to a councilman in western...
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A Ukrainian serviceman scrambles into a military truck near the front line as the conflict continues in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Top issues in the election have been corruption, the economy and how to end the conflict with Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
April 24, 2019 - 10:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to expedite citizenship applications from Ukrainians who live in parts of Ukraine held by Russia-backed separatists, a move that could hold back a peace process to end years of bloodshed. The decree, which was published on the...
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People walk during a vigil for murdered journalist 29 year-old Lyra McKee, in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday April 23, 2019. McKee was shot dead April 18, while reporting on rioting in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and an Irish Republican Army (IRA) splinter group has admitted responsibility and apologised for the killing. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 4:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May will attend the funeral of Lyra McKee, a journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. May's office says the prime minister will miss her weekly House of Commons question-and-answer session to attend Wednesday's service in Belfast. McKee...
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Police forensic officers at the scene in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Friday April 19, 2019, following the death of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee who was shot and killed during overnight rioting. Police in Northern Ireland said Friday they are investigating the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 8:29 am
LONDON (AP) — The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet. Here are answers to...
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A woman reacts as she stops to pay her respects at the scene Saturday April 20, 2019, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where 29-year old journalist Lyra McKee was fatally shot. Police in Northern Ireland on Saturday arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of investigative journalist Lyra McKee was shot and killed during rioting Thursday night. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
April 23, 2019 - 7:33 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a journalist in Northern Ireland (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The Northern Ireland Police Service says they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. The 57-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday under the...
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